Originally Posted by DougOlson
So trainjunkie (Mike), in your trips have you been up as far as Coldfoot? Part of my goal is to go see the midnight sun.
No, my "commute" between Alaska and California is, unfortunately, not for recreation. I work in Alaska seasonally, anywhere from 6 to 8 months a year, so I'm either going to work, or going to California to see my family and I usually give myself 5-1/2 to 6 days to do the entire trip.
One of these days though I want to do the Dalton Highway. I live in Anchorage but sometimes work in Fairbanks so if I'm ever working there and get a few days off, I'll probably drive to Prudhoe Bay, or at least the to edge of the Arctic Circle. But you can get plenty of "midnight sun" action almost anywhere in Alaska. Even in Anchorage when it's close to summer solstice the sun never totally sets, which for people like me who work outdoors, and often at nights, is a real treat.